IfL, the Institute for Learning, is “the professional body for teachers, tutors, trainers and student teachers in the further education and skills sector” - a spurious closed shop imposed on the adult-teaching profession a few years ago. Its slogan is Benefits, Status, Voice.
It has a new President, one Beatrix E Groves, who comes into office at a time when adult & further education is under enormous pressure from t’Cuts: courses and teaching posts are being axed the length and breadth of the country. So, what is Groves’ number one priority ?
Yes, it is Equality and Diversity, or to be even more precise:
“Bea has concerns about how people enter the profession and how open it is to ‘non-traditional’ entrants. Transgender people are one of the most persecuted groups, and one of the reasons Bea stood for president was to show that a transgender woman could hold public office”
Bea, there are no new entrants ! How about having concerns about that ?